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Tasty, but not quite great
This is not a rum to have on its own, but it's powerful enough to come through with a molasses flavor when mixed with anything. A recommendable mixer but not a recommended rum.
Skipper rum has a really nice deep dark red colour, and a pleasantly sweet (with a little alcohol) smell. This rum starts with a heavy molasses taste, followed by a sweet treacle flavour. Simple yet enjoyable. Unlike some dark Navy style rums, Skipper mixes easily with Cola or Ginger Beer, making for a nice light (er than expected) drink.
A dark coloured rum that has a slightly mahogany tint. There is a slightly sweet scent of sugar on the nose.
The taste is rather bland, a faint hint of sweetness, but otherwise it was more reminiscent of a black coloured vodka rather than a rum. As a sipper it is simply too young, but it is the lack of flavour that really hurts this one. When mixed with cola the taste is almost non existent, for those who don't like the taste of rum.
This reminds me of Hopkins Black Rum, but it's available at £14, compared to £21 I paid for this. At that price I wouldn't get this again.
Strong but well balanced. Falls into same category as O.V. D. with distinct molasses overtones and a warming after taste.
Its got to be one of the most unique unchanged labels on any rum bottle
Not a very strong aroma at all, very dark color which is nice, flavor is very light but has a burn and not so nice aftertaste. Might be a better mixer than a sipping rum.
Enjoyed a bottle of Skipper Dark Rum while in London. Low end bottle and label design. Super dark brown color so plenty of artificial additives for sure. Vanilla, caramel, molasses and alcohol straight to your nose and palate. Long and nasty burn at the end. This is a mixer rum by all counts.
40% ABV (there is a 45% version in the US). Nice warm nose. Lots of caramel and vanilla. Tastes exactly how you might expect. Rich, with that chocolate chip cookie dough character. Slightly bitter finish (molasses?). Easy drinking. Would make for a great mixer.
Looking forward to trying the 45%...
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